Connecting for Kids Speaker Series on Attention Issues and ADHD & Hands-On Elementary Experiences

Speaker Series

During the presentation, free, supervised children’s activities are available, but adults and children must register separately. For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/speakerseries.

Attention Issues and ADHD: What You Need to Know

Whether you are questioning if your child has ADHD or if you already have a diagnosis and are in need of new strategies, Carol A. Leslie, OT/L, ACHT, CWC, of PsychBC, Inc., will discuss what you need to know when dealing with attention issues. She will answer questions such as: How do I know if my child truly has ADHD or is just an active kid? Why is it important to get a diagnosis and isn’t that just labeling my child? What can I do to help my child focus more and be less impulsive besides medication? She will also share coping techniques that can be used both in the home and school environment. Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 pm, Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Elementary ExperiencesSM

Hands-on family training programs for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling in an area of development.  Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend. For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

Music Exploration

Join Juaneyne Register, MT-BC, from Music Therapy Enrichment Center, Inc. (MTEC) for fun music exploration with age appropriate experiences. Saturday, September 9, Sessions begin at 1:00 pm (for children of all abilities) and 2:30 pm (for children with moderate-severe disabilities), Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

10 Strategies to Enhance your Child’s Neurological Development for Success

Do you understand the relationship between your child’s neurological development and issues such as anxiety, attention, learning, coordination, behavior, allergies and speech? Patti Andrich, OTR/L, COVT, INPP/L, of The Vision Development Team, will teach your family 10 activities to incorporate in your child’s play activities that will stimulate his or her neurological development. You will then have the opportunity to practice the activities together during the program. You will then have the opportunity to practice the activities together during the program. Saturday, September 16, Sessions begin at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm, Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 15600 Bagley Rd.

About Connecting for Kids

Connecting for Kids (CFK) provides education and support to families with concerns about their child. We serve all families, including those children with and without formal diagnoses. CFK offers educational programs, support groups, a Parent Match Program and numerous resources.

For more information about Connecting for Kids, visit: www.connectingforkids.org, email: info@connectingforkids.org or call: 440-250-5563. Registration is required for these programs. Register online: connectingforkids.org/register, via email: info@connectingforkids.org or call: 440-250-5563.

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